Uriah [yoo-rahy-uh] Examples noun

  1. Also Douay Bible, U·ri·as [yoo-rahy-uh s] /yʊˈraɪ əs/. Also called Uriah the Hittite. the husband of Bathsheba, and an officer in David’s army. II Sam. 11.
  2. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “God is light.”

Examples from the Web for uriah Historical Examples of uriah

  • Uriah Heep may be a crawling creature; but his crawling takes him upstairs.

    A Treatise on Parents and Children

    George Bernard Shaw

  • Uriah Mott, private, mustered out with company May 24, 1863.

    War from the Inside

    Frederick L. (Frederick Lyman) Hitchcock

  • Uriah couldn’t help bragging a little as he told his good fortune.

    The New Land

    Elma Ehrlich Levinger

  • The other’s tone was delightfully envious of Uriah’s good fortune.

    The New Land

    Elma Ehrlich Levinger

  • Poor Uriah has been disposed of, and now the lady sends you to look for his bones.

    Ainslee’s, Vol. 15, No. 5, June 1905


  • British Dictionary definitions for uriah Uriah noun

    1. Old Testament a Hittite officer, who was killed in battle on instructions from David so that he could marry Uriah’s wife Bathsheba (II Samuel 11)

    Word Origin and History for uriah Uriah

    masc. proper name, in Old Testament, the Hittite husband of Bathsheba; of non-Hebrew (possibly Horite) origin, but explained by folk etymology as Hebrew Uriyyah, literally “flame of the Lord.” Uriah Heep, character from Dickens’ “David Copperfield” (1850) sometimes is invoked as the type of a hypocritically humble person.

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